Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Therefore from one Man

Heb 11:12 - "Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitudes - innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore".

Its amazing to see the results of Sara and Abraham's faith. The verse gives us a glimpse of what God can do through the faith of one man or the faith of one man and one woman in this case. From the fruit of Sara's faith was born innumerable numbers of descendants. What a encouraging word for us today. If God could bring about His purpose through two peoples faith why can't he use you. This verse also brings up the physical limitaions of Abraham - he was as good as dead in his ability to produce children. We are all dead and limited in our ability to produce the purposes and fruit of God in our lives. This is whats so wonderful about Faith and the power of God. With man its impossible but with God everything is possible. Rms 4: 17-25, Paul tells the story of Abraham and Sara's faith for the sole purpose of teaching the Romans about imputed righteousness. Through one man's faith and obedience, the way to righteouness or right standing with God was given. Jesus is this one man that lived and gave His life by faith and through His act of faith all men are given the way to become righteouness. Through this one act of obedience many children have been and are still being birthed into the Kingdom of God. It would be safe to say that the numbers of children that are and will be birthed into the Kindom will be as many as the stars in the sky and the sand is on the sea shore. Righteousness is the child that is born through our faith in the way to righteousness as given by what Jesus did at the cross. The fruits of being righteous before God is innumerable but it can be clearly seen by you and by others. We can literally see the result of Sara and Abraham's faith as we look at physical Israel and also at the church of Jesus Christ. Jesus was the seed of Abraham that would be the blessing to all nations and that through Him would come the innumerable desendents. Remember the verse from yesterday talked of Sara receiving strength to conceive through her faith. Well that same strength or power is the same power that we receive through the person of the Holy Spirit. He produces righteouness in our lives. Remember faith can be seen and touched, it is tangible or evident. Many say that they believe in Jesus but the evidence or fruit of this is not being born or produced in their lives. Don't loose hope today. Repent which means to change the way you think and put your faith in Jesus. Start living by faith in who He is and what He has done for you on the cross. Remember just like Abraham you are past dead in your ability to produce the fruit of God in your life. But also Just like Abraham God will do a miracle in your life just like He did in his.